The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank - 67 63
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 0 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol - 0.58% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.75% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 7
Average daily rate - £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+130.00% -33.33%
Functional Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
696 664 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.50% 77.03% 77.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 506 421
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 11 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £44.44 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.61% +77.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £13.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Ant
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Ant
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft